- found: Dunster, J. Dict. of natural resource management, c1996: (fen: A landscape of low-lying peat land, made up of partly to well-decomposed sedge (occasionally moss) materials, where the water is at or near the surface and fed by relatively fast-moving, nutrient-rich groundwater that is usually neutral or alkaline, and rich in calcium. Surface vegetation is dominated by sedges, occasionally with trees present. See also: Bog; Marsh; Swamp; Wetland)
- found: Henderson's dict. of biological terms, 2000: (fen: plant community on alkaline, neutral or slightly acid wet peat, characterized by tall herbaceous plants, e.g. reeds, reed canary grass. cf. bog)
- 1986-02-11: new
- 2011-10-26: revised
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